IPBA News & Events

Portuguese Perfume Exhibition

Portuguese perfume and vanity items from the collection of Afonso Oliveira will be on exhibit at the Museu De Lisboa Palacio Pimenta now through December 2024

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Our Virtual Museum is Amazingly International!

As befits an organization calling itself the International Perfume Bottle Association, our Virtual Museum of over 9,500 items is amazingly international – with representation from 36 countries!

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June Global Zoom Meeting

Welcome, Bonjour, Benvenuta, Bem-vindo, Bienvenida OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! To IPBA’s Global Zoom Gathering Theme: SWING INTO SUMMER WITH YOUR LATEST TREASURE June 22 9 am Pacific, 11 am Central, Noon Eastern US 5 pm UK & Portugal 6 […]

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2024 HOUSTON NATIONAL ANTIQUE BOTTLE & GLASS CONVENTION & EXPO

The FOHBC 2024 Houston National Antique Bottle & Glass Exposition will be hosted by the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. Brought to you by Peach Ridge Collections, LLC.

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IPBA and Perfume Passage Featured in Chicago Tribune

In their February 11, 2024 edition, the Chicago Tribune featured an article on the IPBA and Perfume Passage, featuring interviews with Rusty Hernandez-Sanfilippo and Teri Wirth. See the article here!

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IPBA Virtual Museum Welcomes Its 9,000th Item!

The IPBA Virtual Museum continues to grow its collection of perfumes, compacts, powder boxes, purses, vanity items, and related ephemera.  But 9,000 items is just a drop in the bucket given what is out there across all these […]

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IPBA’s Holiday Global Zoom Meeting

The International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) sparkled with holiday cheer during our recent Holiday Global Zoom meeting on December 10, 2023. With attendees from across the globe, the virtual gathering was a delightful celebration of fragrance, beauty, and […]

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22nd Annual UK Chapter Convention

The IPBA – UK Annual Convention in Leicester October 14 & 15 was more than just a gathering of like-minded individuals; it was an opportunity to celebrate the art of perfumery, share cherished collections, and foster lifelong friendships.

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Initial Meeting of the Italia, Portugal & España Chapter

The meeting for the grand opening of the Italia, Portugal & España Chapter of the IPBA was held at the Museo Correr on October 8, 2023.  Introductory remarks were made by Chiara Sqarcina, director of the Musei Civici […]

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Successful IPBA Day 2023 Celebration

The 12th annual IPBA Day was October 21st, and the IPBA celebrated with a global Zoom meeting where members discussed their favorite finds. A total of 38 members participated for all or part of the meeting, and represented […]

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Are You a Perfume or Vanity Item Vendor?

Do you sell perfumes, compacts, vintage purses or other vanity items?  If so, the IPBA is looking for you! We have multiple selling opportunities for you to reach your target audience! The IPBA annual convention brings together hundreds […]

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IPBA Virtual Museum Welcomes Its 8,000th Item!!

Tall, tapering bottle of clear crystal that features molded poppy blossoms at the top, with the stems running down the corners to leaves at the bottom. This decoration is frosted with warm grey staining. The stopper is molded […]

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Awards Presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting

The IPBA has a tradition of honoring our hard-working volunteers. The following awards were made at the Annual Meeting during our 2024 Annual Convention:

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And The Winner Is: 2023 MGAM Contest Results Are In!

Prizes have been awarded for those IPBA members who have brought in new members as of March 31, 2023. Winner  – Erin Parsons brought in 3 new members, and won a free 2023 Convention pin and a 1-year […]

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View a Perfume Bottle Quarterly Sample

One of the benefits of IPBA membership is the Perfume Bottle Quarterly (aka the PBQ).  While our archives of 35 years of PBQ issues is for members-only, we’re providing here a sample of our award-winning PBQ for non-members […]

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Welcome the 7,000th Item in the IPBA Virtual Museum!

Porcelain bottle depicts Cupid at his grinder in front of a fountain with a mask face.  At the bottom is a black spotted dog with his red collar.  The porcelain bottle and stopper with brass fittings has a […]

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IPBA Museum Collection: Space in the Case

We need your help and donations to grow our IPBA Museum Collection. We are inviting YOU, our Members, to donate to our wonderful collection. No donation is too small! Today, the IPBA Museum Collection is housed in the […]

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And the Winner Is … 2021 MGAM Contest Results Are In!

Prizes have been awarded for those IPBA members who have brought in new members as of March 31, 2021. Winner – Judy Parker brought in 4 new members, and won a free 2021 Convention pin and a 1-year […]

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2021 IPBA Donors

Our hats are off for our many donors.  The following members have donated to the IPBA during the July 2020 to June 2021 fiscal year:   FRIENDS Beth Baldwin Diane Goldfarb Shirley Rake Sigrid Bilinkoff Suzanne Heiligman Kamie […]

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The IPBA Shoppe

Welcome to the IPBA Shoppe, where you can view IPBA branded merchandise available for purchase! We’re starting with prior year convention pins, $15 each. 2024 convention pin, $20 each. IPBA tote bags are $20, and watches are $20. […]

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New IPBA Multi-Lingual Membership Brochures Available!

Beautiful, updated IPBA membership brochures are now available!  Its multi-fold design allowed us to have a panel in English, as well as 10 other languages!  These languages include: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian […]

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Student Collectors Now Open to College Students

The IPBA now has a special, low-cost membership option for art, art history, design, and glass making students interested in studying the history, and design of perfume bottles, and vanity items.  IPBA membership will provide them with access […]

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